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Virat Kohli to step down as India’s T20I captain after T20 World Cup: Statistical review of his T20 captaincy

Virat Kohli to step down as India's T20I captain after T20 World Cup: Statistical review of his T20 captaincy

Virat Kohli on Thursday announced, he will step down as India’s T20I captain after the completion of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup. He will continue to lead the Indian team in Test and ODIs.

“Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all 3 formats and captaining regularly for last 5-6 years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI Cricket. I have given everything to the Team during my time as T20 Captain and I will continue to do so for the T20 Team as a batsman moving forward.” Kohli said

Virat Kohli took over as captain in the limited-overs internationals in 2017 after MS Dhoni stepped down from his position. He then led the team to the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and the semi-final of the 2019 ICC World Cup. This will be his first and last assignment as a captain in the T20I World Cup.

Highlights of Virat Kohli’s T20 captaincy

Highlights of Virat Kohli's T20 captaincy

1. Kohli has so far led India in 45 T20Is, of which India went onto win 27, lost 14, and tied two.

2. As captain, he has scored 1502 runs at an average of 48.45 and a strike rate of 143.18, including 12 fifties – The highest among India batters since 2017.

3. Kohli holds the record of scoring most T20I runs by an Indian skipper.

4. Since the start of 2017, Kohli has been the third-highest run-getter in T20Is overall.

5. Virat Kohli is the only Asian Captain to win T20 Series – in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and England.

6. The 32-year-old is the second most successful T20I captain of India with 27 wins. MS Dhoni has won the most T20I games (42) as Indian captain.

7. He is the only Indian skipper to win the T20I bilateral series in all SENA nations. Under his captaincy, India won 2-1 in South Africa in 2018, 2-1 in England in 2018, 2-1 in Australia 2020, and 5-0 in New Zealand in 2020.

India under Virat Kohli in T20Is

Matches45
Won27
Lost14
Tied2
No Result2
Win %65.11